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>> holding officers accountable. the head of the embattled oakland police department is taking action. the chief says he plans to discipline dozens of officers accused of misconduct during three of the city's occupy protests. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd is live at oakland with more on the details. this comes at a very touchy time for the oakland police department. >> reporter: it does indeed. jessica, this is being called the largest disciplinary action in oakland police department history. this all stems from the occupy oakland unrest at 14th and broadway on october 25th of last year. according to reports there are recommendations that two officers be fired and 44 officers be disciplined for various things including excessive force. police chief howard jordan confirmed that one of his officers did fire the bean bag that injured iraq war veteran scott olson. he would not say if he is recommending that that officer be fired.
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meanwhile, reaction from the report was swift. >> what i wanted, i wanted the oakland police to be able to look at itself and discipline itself because everyone knows i was not happy on the day after october 25th. >> this report is indicative of what's wrong here in oakland. the report focuses on persecuting police officers and it shows the city has absolutely no interest in actually prosecuting criminals. >> reporter: we did reach out to scott olson tonight. he said he was surprised and he said he was happy and he hopes that this means that the oakland police department is moving in the right direction. now, the officers who are on the list to be disciplined or fired have a process. that means there is an appeals process for them and that process could take up to two months. reporting live in oakland, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. also in the east bay tonight hercules police officially named
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darnell and tanya washington as suspects in the killing of a retired elementary school teacher. washington state police spotted the pair driving suzy ko's stolen car on wednesday. police arrested the husband and wife who are linked to more crimes in southern california. investigators say darnell escaped from a san bernadino prison with his wife's help and shot a police officer. hercules detectives are now in washington state interviewing both suspects. their bail is set at $3 million each. csi bay area. right now scientists at lawrence livermore lab are using the smallest slivers of evidence to identify victims of natural disasters and murders. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez got a rare behind the scenes look. >> reporter: it is truly remarkable technology. top minds here at the lawrence livermore laboratory have figured out a new way to help law enforcement solve cases. it involves examining teeth and it could some day play a crucial
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role in solving murder mysteries. scientists at lawrence livermore laboratory are diving into new territory, teaming up with law enforcement to solve cold cases. >> for the most part the technique is not well known because it's not part of the usual tool box of techniques law enforcement uses. >> reporter: but that may soon change thanks to the work of senior scientist bruce buchholz. his research revealed above ground testing of nuclear weapons in the 1950s and 1960s has left radioactive carbon sealed into enamel of people's teeth. by testing dental remains using a device called an accelerator he can pinpoint a birth date within one to two years helping police identify victims of crime. the technique just helped police in canada crack a case and was used to help identify victims of the 2004 tsunami.
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>> there were a lot of people out on the beach when it hit and they drowned and they had no i.d. with them because they were at the beach. >> reporter: buchholz says the technology could help investigators identify the remains pulled from a linden well the victim of the speed freak killers. he said the lab is ready to help predicting his radio carbon technique will some day be as common as dna testing. >> the o.j. case, 20 years ago, it was still controversial. now nobody disputes dna matching. it just takes time. >> reporter: so far not many in law enforcement know about the technology but scientists here are hoping to get the word out. what makes it even more attractive is the cost. it costs just a couple hundred dollars scientists say to run a tooth sample. reporting live in livermore, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> fascinating. thank you very much. the san matteo county
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coroner will perform an autopsy on a popular union city high school teacher to try and figure out how he died. the body of 54-year-old christopher ryan was found late yesterday at the bottom of a ravine near the crystal springs reservoir. ryan taught english and social sciences at james high school and had been doing so since 1994. his sister reported him missing on tuesday. his car was found abandoned near the reservoir on wednesday. at the high school today grief counselors were on hand to talk to students and fellow staff members. it is a bad number with 2 1/2 months left in the year and san jose now on pace to set a dubious new record -- 37 homicides so far in 2012 edging dangerously close to the city's all time high of 39. the homicide 37 took place this morning in north san jose in a heavily industrial area by the 880/101 interchange along the 1700 block of rogers avenue.
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as of 2:00 a.m. a man was gunned down outside a vietnamese bar. we'll go live outside that bar. any word on how police have gotten? an odd location for a bar. >> reporter: it is, jessica. they even said, police commenting it is a bizarre location because it is so industrial. they haven't gotten too far though. they say several witnesses have been cooperating with them. just a couple minutes ago a patrol car was circling the area. they are definitely keeping their eye on this bar, which opened in the last hour as you can see. this has brought up some concerns once again about police budget cuts which hit specialized units that would have looked into places like this to make sure they're following the rules. this 69-year-old woman rushed this morning to speak with the woman cleaning up beer and alcohol bottles in this vietnamese bar where a man was shot and killed just before 2:00 a.m. she says big, noisy crowds who gather at the bar and restaurant late at night have gotten out of
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hand. another nearby business owner agrees. >> a lot of drinking, fights. i've seen broken bottles, drinking, music, no police around that i've seen at night. that's why the customers can drink and -- >> reporter: this kind of business has been the focus of special units in the san jose police department like the vice unit which once conducted under cover operations to keep these businesses on their toes but recent budget cuts have slashed those units. it's the same across the board at sjpd but police say while staffing numbers are running low help from the community is up. >> the community is getting tired of being victimized in their own neighborhood and they are speaking out. >> this week police announced arrests in three cases this year. six arrests in an april homicide that killed a 14-year-old boy. eight arrests in a may homicide that killed an 18-year-old man.
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and the arrest of these two accused of killing a 17-year-old boy. in the meantime these business owners say they'll have to take their own measures to protect themselves and their property. >> wish i could get out of my lease but i don't think that is going to work. >> reporter: what are your plans moving forward? >> security cameras. >> reporter: and the department has been trying to fix some of the staffing issues. they are hiring so far 60 recruits began training last spring and already hundreds of people have applied for next spring's academy. live in north san jose, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. disappointing news for pg&e tonight as state regulators sided with customers and is making the utility company pick up most of the cost for overhauling the gas pipelines. pg&e proposed billing its customers for 85% of the costs but today the state public
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utilities commission tentatively ruled the utility will pay two-thirds of the overhaul expenses and consumers the final third. shareholders would pay any cost overruns. pg&e estimated the upgrade will cost $2 billion and take several years to complete. the final decision now goes to the five-member commission. don't be fooled by an orange safety vest. tonight police in san francisco are warning people of an alarming scam. they say burglars are posing as utility workers to get inside homes. the suspects claim to be water department employees who want to check water faucets or test water for possible contamination. when the residents are distracted the suspect rips them off. now to an nbc bay area follow up. the postal service is offering a substantial reward to help catch thieves that are stealing mail in the south bay. it's a story we first uncovered and broke last week. it seems someone has been breaking into community mail boxes in one san jose neighborhood. this is how it works. the vandals break the back
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panels of the boxes then steal all the mail. the u.s. postal inspector's office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the mail stealers. the office sent armed officers into rose avenue and nancy lane after a report last week on the thefts. >> any time somebody attacks a mail box like that, it is a federal crime. the crime has been committed. it's serious. >> you heard it. federal crime. the thieves face five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. the victims have had to go to the post office to get their mail now. repairing the vandalized mail boxes is the responsibility of the landlord. still ahead at 6:00 the call of the soil. we'll show you the wine makers. tragedy on the tracks. we often hear of deadly accidents on all rails. ahead in an nbc bay area investigation we find out just how often it's happening and what is being done to prevent more crashes here in the bay area.
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then a little later, a free solution to some potentially expensive problems. the first of its kind cafe opening up right here in the bay area. good evening. cool and cloudy day for us and another system developing offshore with a few showers we may get from this. here is a sneak peek at the early saturday morning forecast in san jose. we'll have more in just a few.
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this past week dozens of passengers were injured in two separate train accidents just miles from each other in the central valley. here in the bay area train tracks are everywhere from bart to cal train. we'll take a look at what is being done to make sure they are safe. >> reporter: we found local railways spend millions every year to prevent the tragedies but despite those efforts, it is still happening. there is no easy solution to
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stopping. >> we'll stand right in front of the train and wait for you to come. >> reporter: it is a reality of the job for those at the helm of a train. >> once you see those there is basically nothing you can do. it's already too late. >> reporter: and not the only ones impacted. take this cal train crash back in may. a man walking along the rails in south san jose was hit and killed by a 200-ton train halting service for nearly an hour. the federal railroad administration tracks accidents happening on interstate rail lines. since 2004 nearly 900 people have died in california. about one-seventh of those happened in the bay area. the problem isn't just interstate rail lines. we looked at our local commuter rails. since 2004 more than 200 people have died. >> do you think it can ever be
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completely prevented? >> well, i don't know the answer to that. i would hope so. i would certainly hope so. as i said before, the safety is a community issue. >> we also discovered most of those who died on our tracks were trespassing and for the first time this year there were more trespasser deaths in our state than in any other. we'll have more on this difficult issue later tonight in our full investigation including a breakdown on where the most tragedies are happening on our local commuter rail lines. >> we look forward to seeing that. thank you. northern california's ghost fleet is disappearing faster than anyone expected. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood visited the armada of arcane war ships today to announce salvage crews have already removed and recycled 36 of the fleet's original 57 rusting ships. lahood says three more will go by the end of the year and the
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entire fleet will be gone by 2017. the reserve fleet is made up of obsolete military vessels, some dating all the way back to world war ii. because they pollute the water the government under threat of a lawsuit agreed to remove all of them. save money and the planet. a new class on the peninsula is helping do both by teaching basic repair skills from everything coffee pots to seat cushions. the best thing of all? it's free. nbc bay area's marian favro has more. >> reporter: when you look in your garage do you find troubled treasures? you know, things you love but need to be fixed? like this broken camping cushion or this tea pot with a lid that doesn't close. instead of turning them into refuse you can now rescue them with the help of the new repair cafe opening sunday at the palo alto museum of american heritage. here volunteers will help you repair your stuff. the best part? the service is free.
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with silicon valley entrepreneur peter skinner learning the cafes were a big success in the netherland he decided to open the first repair cafe in the u.s. right in our back yard. >> we all have garages full of stuff, attics full of stuff, basements full of stuff, and i just thought it was a great opportunity for us to fix things and keep them alive rather than throw them out. >> reporter: which means fewer products ending up in the garbage can and in our landfills. engineer bob stillerman, a long-time fix it guy, says not only does mending save money, it may not be as difficult as you think. >> very often what you find is that something that's not working just quite right, a mechanical device, just needs to be taken apart, cleaned up, and put back together again. >> reporter: when it comes to repairs some people just need a kick-start. >> a lot of the time it's they don't know where to begin and if you just give them that little nudge they'll be right along and going. >> reporter: casy says he'll be here to help by hopping on his
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bike to retrieve special tools from the palo alto ace hardware store down the street. the hope is by showing people how to make repairs the next time something breaks they'll try fixing it themselves. whether your project requires sewing or a screwdriver, the repair cafe hopes to remind people fixing gives your stuff a future. in palo alto, marian favro nbc bay area news. >> the repair cafe is this sunday 11:00 to 3:00 at the palo alto museum of american heritage on homer street. a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders the sierra seeing a little early dusting of snow. say hello to the first snowman of the year at heavenly mountain resort. both heavenly and kirkwood ski resorts report up to one inch of snowfall overnight at some of the higher elevations. many ski resorts in the sierras say they hope to have enough snow to open by early next month. we had a cooldown but we're getting ready for a warm up,
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like a roaster coaster ride. >> temperatures are all over the place. i like the snowman. i couldn't tell from the picture if he is this big or maybe this big. you never know. all right. it was cool here across the north bay. east bay, also the south bay. not only along the coast line but for the interior valleys one of the warmest spots the valley picking up 69 degrees. no 70s on the board unfortunately with cloud cover shrouding the bay area across santa rosa, san francisco, san jose also back into pleasanton. let's look at the winds right now from 10 to 20 miles per hour, the onshore flow pretty brisk up against the immediate coast line keeping fog in the forecast and also some chilly temperatures. not only the bay area. look at this. 73 in palm springs. cool for your standard. 67 los angeles. 63 in monterey. now while we have widespread 60s for a lot of you even dropping into some 50s up into the north bay right now 59 in novato and for the east bay you need the jacket if you're heading out here especially in walnut creek
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and pleasanton with numbers in the upper 50s for tonight. if you decide to eat outside you may need one of those heaters right on top of you. let's bring you out to the live hd sky camera. what we're going to find for tonight is the low cloud cover overhead in san jose. that is not going to budge. in san francisco it will be cloudy right now as you can see ans then we'll get a little fog mixing in here for tonight. here's the great news. we do have a warming weekend coming our way. high pressure building offshore will be good enough to push back some 80s coming in our seven-day forecast. as for tomorrow we'll still look at a little shower activity. by tonight it'll be developing offshore and by the morning hours the best chance of a stray shower looks to be the north bay in santa rosa. you could see most of that accumulating rainfall will be well off to the north. we just can't rule out an isolated shower for parts of the north bay. by the afternoon hours some of the most sunshine we have had in days will be with us on saturday for a decent forecast with some of the best numbers coming a little bit after saturday.
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so let's get you into saturday. mid to upper 60s by the coast. also for the bay and for interior valleys we're hoping with that increased sunshine we should get into the mid 70s. best day of your weekend no doubt will be sunday near 80 inland. mostly sunny. and low to mid 70s by the bay. so at least one good day in there for a lot of you at home. ladies? >> okay. thanks so much, jeff. still ahead at 6:00, ditching the click. the change for ranking videos on youtube. up ahead a road trip for the space shuttle "endeavour" literally the slow journey ahead in southern california. no whining about home work. the class where drinking is all part of the lesson. back in a moment. so... [ gasps ]
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okay. how do you feel about drinking at school? believe it or not it is happening closer than you think and is okay. the napa valley may be the area's most famous wine region
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but the livermore valley is turning out some top students of the vine. >> reporter: in the vineyards of livermore the business of wine is at hand. this great harvest isn't being done by pros. >> gorgeous. >> reporter: rather budding wine makers with a range of back stories like daniel newman's. >> i was a career executive assistant for 15 years. after being laid off for the second time in five years. >> reporter: like others here newman was summoned by the call of the soil, the vines, and the grapes. she is a student in the new degree programs at livermore's college that's turning out a whole new vintage of wine makers. >> working out in the elements, come on. who is going to have insomnia when you have a day job like this, right? >> weighing the fruit, we're going to hand sort it and clean it. >> reporter: there is a romance to the idea of working under the open skies, crafting fine wines, but in the journey from vine to
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bottle instructor david everet reveals the reality. >> i always teach them it's impossible to make great wine out of poor fruit. but it's very, very possible to make poor wine out of great fruit. we have finally got space for our students to do analysis. >> reporter: the program has blossomed in the last eight years with its own three and a half acre vineyard. even an old science classroom is now devoted to the science of wine. >> we're really kind of pushing the envelope trying to find that magic, you know, golden egg that is going to really help to bring livermore to its rightful place. >> reporter: the program draws everyone from amateurs to industry pros. >> every season is different. every season is unique. you can be stuck in an office or you can be out here working in the vineyard or working with grapes. everybody thinks oh, wine maker. such a glamorous. look at us today. we're a mess. you're getting down and dirty.
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>> reporter: the livermore wine tradition is even older than napa's. the region lives in the shadow of its famous cousin but perhaps here in the hills of livermore the seeds of the next great bay area wine makers have already been planted. still ahead at 6:00 crying foul. solyndra claims as to who ran the solar panel maker out of business. also ahead president obama and mitt romney speak about how their running mates fared in last night's debate. want to check this out? a live look at the space shuttle "endeavour" as it slowly makes its way through los angeles creating a lot of buzz.
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houston, we have a drive by. slow and steady. not typically associated with the space shuttle. >> tonight that is exactly how "endeavour" is rolling through the streets of l.a.
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we'll go to los angeles following the final mission. quite a scene out there. >> reporter: it certainly is, jessica and what an incredible day it was. i am at the first stopping point for the shuttle. it has since moved on to its number two stopping point. let's show you a live look as to what is happening right now as the shuttle is sitting there. it'll sit there for about six hours or so and they're actually getting the shuttle ready to cross the 405 freeway bridge and that happens tomorrow morning. now the shuttle departed l.a.x. around 2:00 this morning. it was rolled away on its 200,000-pound transport vehicle. the "endeavour" made its first stop at about three and a half miles into the 12-mile journey. that is again where i'm located right now officials calling it a logistical pit stop of sorts. this journey has been dubbed mission 26. it is quite an endeavor indeed.
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shuttle controllers navigate l.a. streets at a top speed of two miles an hour on the giant transport vehicle. at some point the shuttle will just come within inches of buildings. spectators lined the streets today to witness a piece of history. >> to see something so big and something that's been to space and now is here. >> i'm 20 but it is going to be like one of highlights of my life. i'll never, you know, see something like this again. >> it is impossible to look back at this and not say, look at what we can do. we can accomplish anything. >> reporter: so far so good. there have been no problems during this entire endeavor. the shuttle was about an hour and 45 minutes behind schedule but they were able to make up some time here during this pit stop. if everything goes as planned the shuttle will reach its final destination sometime tomorrow night and then the exhibit officially opens on october
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30th. that is the latest live here from los angeles. i'm stephanie stanton. back to you guys. >> thanks so much. back here at home san francisco firefighters are trying to determine what caused a massive four-alarm fire that gutted several popular businesses and brought traffic to a crawl. the squat and gobble restaurant in the west portal neighborhood caught fire this morning. firefighters say it spread to a wine shop and dental office. crews brought in so much heavy equipment that muni trains could not pass through the west portal station for five hours. bus bridges were set up to get around the tunnel. three firefighters were hurt including one who suffered smoke inhalation. live ammunition made fighting a house fire a little more challenging for a san jose firefighter this morning. the fire started just before 4:00 at a home on carlton avenue. that's near good sam hospital. the intense heat set off the bullets causing them to explode. the couple that was inside the home was able to escape but are being treated for burns. investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the
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fire but the couple believes it started in the kitchen. >> was the unemployment rate under represented? tonight the state employment development department is denying reports it didn't fully or properly report the number of californians who filed for unemployment last week. this morning the u.s. bureau of labor statistics reported a larger than expected drop in seasonally adjusted new jobless claims. the business insider quoted an unnamed labor department spokesperson saying that the drop was due to skewed data that one large state failed to report all of its claims. there is speculation the large state is california. state officials are lasting the article calling it an incorrect and irresponsible media report. decision 2012. vice president joe biden, debating paul ryan wasn't quite the same television draw as when sarah palin faced off with biden four years ago. an estimated audience of 51 million watched the vice presidential debate last night, well below the nearly 70 million
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who saw the palin/biden debate in 2008. but president obama and republican nominee mitt romney were very happy with their running mate's performances. >> did you get a chance to watch the debate last night? i think you might agree with me there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. >> i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder. i thought he made a very strong case and i really think that his passion for making sure the economy grows for the middle class came through. >> president obama and romney will debate for a second time next tuesday night at new york's university. solyndra's attorneys filed a lawsuit in san francisco federal
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court claiming chinese companies conspired to create a monopoly in the solar panel manufacturing and they were supported by chinese banks which offered below market loan rates. solyndra is now seeking damages of at least $1.5 billion for the loss of its business. a director for one of the chinese companies tells bloomberg the lawsuit is solyndra's way of making china a scapegoat for its failure. mountain view based google could soon find itself searching for answers. sources say the majority of top decision makers at the federal trade commission believe an anti-trust case should be brought against the search giant. after more than a year of investigation four commissioners have reportedly become convinced that google abused the search monopoly to extend dominance into other areas like shopping and travel. rivals complained google uses the searches to steer users to its own sites and services. the company has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. sources say the decision on how to move forward could come within the next month.
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a change to youtube. the goal is to boost the time people spend on the popular website. youtube will now rank videos based on how long people watch them not clicks or views. that means videos that hold viewers' attention will ride higher in web searches. youtube says the move makes it more difficult to cheat the system by using a provocative thumb nail image and rewards creators for getting viewers to watch the video the whole video. still ahead it may be a brilliant excuse to eat chocolate. the major award linked to chocolate consumption. speaking of awards we'll introduce you to the south bay family being recognized for decades of service. good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. on this friday evening a lot of cloud cover and cool temperatures. we have another storm system approaching from the west. we'll detail your chances of any showers in that weekend forecast coming up. meanwhile if you're starting off early on your saturday do expect widespread low cloud cover. we'll have more coming up.
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people who buy supplements and vitamins to protect against colon cancer should just save their money. that's the takeaway from a new study which followed 1400 women who took daily doses of folic acid and vitamin b-6 and b-12 to see if they developed colon poll ips. it turned out 24% of the women developed polyps and 24% of the women taking placebos also developed polyps. a researcher who wanted to draw a link between eating chocolate and intelligence decided to compare a nation's chocolate consumption with its number of nobel prize winners.
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sweden came in second and denmark was third. the u.s. fell somewhere in the middle of the pack with the netherland, ireland, france, belgium, and germany. according to this report at the bott echl the list were china, japan, brazil. >> more chocolate tonight. we need to increase our intelligence. one hershey at a time. >> chocolate covered almonds at my desk every single day. >> really. >> i think it's working. >> my goodness. >> i'll share some after the show. let's look outside. we just noticed the embarcadaro plaza with lights going up. i thought they were red for christmas but they're orange for the giants. >> fabulous. >> we'll have the full forecast coming up. i like it. all right. coming up in sports a lot going on in the bay area as usual including the 49ers and the new york football giants. but it's all about the san
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francisco giants and while it might have taken the orange and black to beat the red the san francisans think they have the real reason for the series win. we'll explain next from the xfinity sports desk. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight.
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children every year getting
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a huge smile thanks to one south bay family. they hand out christmas presents to needy families and give out thousands of dollars in scholarships. >> for many the santiago family is simply known as santa's helpers. they are the winner of the family of the year award. >> reporter: it's quiet yet vibrant community nestled in the heart of the silicon valley. there is not much wealth here but there is a lot of pride. that pride and vibrancy were challenged in 1983. the levees gave way in the south end of the san francisco bay. the community was under water. >> everything is just ruined. everything. they lost everything. >> it was really hard. really, really hard. and to see all of the poor little kids. >> judy santiago and her family saw the images from their home in sunnyvale and they mobilized. >> we were asked to come out and be santa.
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>> reporter: joe santiago put on his santa suit that he used when visiting shelters and community centers. judy became mrs. claus. and together they helped bring the hope back to alviso. >> to see all the poor little kids standing in line to see santa. they had nothing. we left there, you know, and the first thing my husband said was, gosh, mom, i hope some day we can make enough money to buy them a present. >> reporter: the santiagos have been delivering presents for 29 years now, four generations of the santiagos are now santa's helpers in alviso. >> when i go to alviso i help out with the toys. >> it's part of what we do during the holidays. no one ever pushes. we want to because it's fun.
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>> reporter: judy and joe were both single parents. he had four children. judy raised three. and it was not love at first sight. joe coached a baseball team against judy's son. >> i can remember one day joe came out of the dugout. he was the rival coach. she basically yelled at him. told him to go sit down and be quiet. chased him back into the dugout. >> reporter: the couple later mended fences. they married in 1975. the wagners and the santiagos became the brady bunch. >> yeah. we were the brady bunch. at school everybody referred to us as the brady bunch. >> reporter: but tragedy struck the family in 2003. joe lost his battle with an infection that led to kidney failure. >> i was really young when he passed. just coming here every year and seeing him dressed as santa claus and sit on his lapse and
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we get our own presents every year. >> i wish they had a phone up there and i'd tell him, you know, just because you're gone things haven't changed. >> reporter: the family continued this charity work, providing christmas presents to more than 500 children in alviso every year. and through its santa visits alviso foundation they began awarding college scholarships almost $250,000 to date. all to children who still stay in touch. >> makes me cry. they're all parts of the family. they go to college. a lot of them their siblings now are following. they're like my kids. they come and visit. they write me. >> reporter: a grandson now wears a red velvet uniform of old st. nick for the kids in alviso. judy still stands by kringle's side. no one says they arrived on a sleigh in 1983 but maybe they
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did. it's why the hispanic foundation of silicon valley recognizes the santiagos as this year's la familia the family of the year. >> and they will be presented with that award this saturday night at the banquet. let's check our weekend forecast now with chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. >> we have sun coming our way through the next 48 hours. we're also monitoring though another storm system that is producing some rainfall up into washington and also oregon. great news at least for the water to get these rain drops in the rain bucket but of course we know we want your weekend plans to at least pan out a little bit. we have some sunshine coming your way. let's get a look at how cool today is. one of the coolest san rafael at 61. we had hot temperatures last week. we've had some cold weather. the rain, also the hail storm in gilroy this week. all about extremes. let's look a little closer here.
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throughout september the fifth warmest ever in mount hamilton with our average september high of 79 and then you go to the coast. san francisco has its second coolest september ever on record topping out with an average high of 64. so at least while we have the extremes throughout september, cold right now, at least mother nature is trying to get us on that track to get us some fall weather in here which was really few and far between at least when you think about where we were last year this time. 57 in campbell right now one of the coldest. cupertino 356. no doubt you need a jacket for tonight. let's look outside at the live hd sky cam network. the cloud cover is not budging. even a few areas of patchy fog tonight especially close to the coast. you're heading from los gatos to santa cruz. be prepared for low visibility. in san francisco the lights on in embarcadaro plaza for the giants going for the next world series championship. and of course some fog for tonight. maybe even a few airport delays for tomorrow. storm door is open at this point. look at this activity streaming
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right into canada. washington and oregon. we had this front situated offshore. but the strongest portion will be well off to the north. as that gets closer it's going to break apart and what we'll find is this area of high pressure. it is going to be all about the next five to even six days as this sits offshore. we'll look at a slight drying wind and also temperatures that could warm up 20 to 30 degrees from what we experienced today. that'll bring us foggy weather for saturday and by sunday that's the best day right now on your weekend with temperatures getting much hotter. so for tonight we'll have low clouds moving on in. our best chance of showers at least in the next three-day forecast will be tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. right up into the north bay. not much in terms of accumulation but, you know, the higher chance here of a few showers will be up into santa rosa. heading through your afternoon it all pushes back and we get sunshine coming our way. temperatures mid to upper 40s in the north bay to start. 46 santa rosa. 44 napa. daytime highs on saturday will
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top out in the low 70s in the south bay. 73 san jose. we'll find 74 in dublin. 75 walnut creek. san francisco 68 for you and 73 in santa rosa. on your three day forecast we'll go from 60s today to low 80s by monday and even hotter as we head throughout thursday and friday of next week. upper 80s to near 90 degrees. so it's going to get hot again and i know a lot of you probably are holding your fist up to the tv going why? i just put away all the warm clothes. it is going to be that transitional time for maybe the next two weeks or so. >> ready for sports now. what are we all talking about this week? baseball. >> yes. you are right. except we have football and college football and everything else going on. it's going to be crazy sports wise this weekend. that's right, guys. the drama we witnessed with our bay area sports teams the past week is something we may never see again.
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the as and giants pushed things to the brink and forced game five of the opening seer nic the mlb postseason. let's begin with the giants story. they beat the odds, come back from an 0-2 deficit against the cincinnati reds to advance to their second nlcs in three years and now await the winners of the cardinals' divisional series happening now in the nation's capital and washington in the fourth leads 6-0. the giants could be heading to d.c. the buzz that the giants have created is off the charts. check out this photo hunter road sign on the way to tahoe suggesting we write in buster posey for president in november. awesome. how about this? san francisco zoo claiming a small part of the giants' success as this new orange and black primate was born just before game three when the giants started to turn things around. way to go giants as they move along. on to the athletics the green and gold, on the other hand they saw their magical season come to
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a close last night as they lose game five to the detroit tigers. there is no doubt that the win, the american league west title still hard for the as to believe their season is over. >> at the end of a season when you're not in a pennant race you know when the end is and you prepare for that but when you lose a game you don't think you're going to lose and you think you'll play the next day or go somewhere else it's a little difficult. but, you know, off the top of my head if you look back at the beginning of the season and see what we accomplished it was unbelievable. >> you know, this is probably the most enjoyable season for myself and i think our staff because it was a brand new team. and not only are we getting to know them but the fans were getting to pleaknow them and th never seemed to disappoint. they always seemed to, each day they got better and better and
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not only that did it with a little flair and they always did it at home. >> one other american league game to play. royals yankees game. bottom of the sixth 1-0 new york yankees. ichiro drills a double off the 385-foot mark in deep right center. derek jeter scores. 2-0, yankees. top of the ninth, 3-1 yanks. c.c. sabathia finishing off the complete game gets a ground right back to him. yankees win and advance to play and will open with detroit. 49ers don't need a lot of motivating to get ready for this weekend's rematch of the nfc championship game from last season. they did find some fuel. the defensive lineman justin smith was accused of using illegal tactics. he responded to gilbreath's accusation. >> better get with it. i don't know what he's talking about it to be honest with you.
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if he's trying to talk himself up good for him. >> yeah. then 49ers head coach jim harbaugh piled on. here is his quote. kevin gilbride's outrageous irrational statement regarding justin smith's play is first an absurd analogy. second it is an incendiary comment targeting one of the truly exemplary players in this league. and who can forget tomorrow right here on nbc bay area stanford cardinal number 17 in the nation hit the road to take on on number seven notre dame. coverage starts here at 12:30 in the afternoon here on nbc bay area. that will do it. we are busy this weekend. >> we are. thanks, jim. you can watch tonight at 10:30.
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coming up tonight at 11:00 two men who told police uc berkeley law students are in jail tonight accused of beheading an exotic bird at a las vegas casino. we'll have that for you tonight after nbc dateline. >> next at 7:00 p.m. on comcast 186 more news. that's it for us. we hope to see you back here at 11:00. bye-bye.
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